Gotta be a student of music, if you are trying to make it as a musician!
It may seem academic at first, but the basic characteristics of sound are relevant at every stage in the lifecycle of a song. It may seem academic at first, but the basic characteristics of sound are relevant at every stage in the lifecycle of a song.
A whole new world of terms that I now will have to define, as well as study with more intent in the coming months. Hopefully, you'll be able to hear it in my new music :)
I still haven’t drank in 2022.
Maybe this is the year I commit being completely sober?
Time shall tell. This is an article for the sobriety curious
I do wish i could see its books though.
A sincere breakdown of Helium & the promises of incentivizing decentralized computing power.
An artist as an early adopter? I am not surprised!
Once Ethereum is developed I think we can even share computing power.
I think that’s helium?
Web3 provides a unique opportunity for the musicians to actually shape the route in which their music may take… as it relates to its internet travels, ownership, consumption & so on.
This article is a great example of the current questions being asked.
Artists actually have a choice.
What an inspiring time to rethink the ways in which we redistribute our music especially as we post our creations to the internet.
Rewarding our fans with scarcity, as well as treating music more like traditional art, will be great for everyone.
I am definitely going to be exploring what I can do to release my first music NFT, as I continue putting in work on my debut album.
I have a new song coming out on December 30th on all streaming platforms… and will definitely be thinking of how I can integrate NFTs into this process.
RAC is one of the first movers within the music x crypto scene.., leaving a lot for early musicians like myself to consider.
How to build something together with those that believe in us 🤔
Tokens create an interesting way of rewarding those who have been supporters of us since Day 1.
This is what has an increasing amount of musicians so stoked about the possibilities of web3! Myself included :)
Vitalik Buterin was clearly a genius early on. Interesting to get more of a historical account on the founding of Ethereum.
Has me very curious on how much more nuanced his opinions would be on these same exact questions but instead answering them today. The crypto industry, clearly still has much to improve on, as well as learn from.
However, the experimentation happening within the space has only proliferated over the years, making it more vital, to understand the original intentions… as we seemingly scaffold our understanding with more acronyms, and other crypto-speak.
At the end of the day if we cannot explain cryptocurrencies to our nana, how will we ever explain it to folks once crypto/software really does eat the world… ?
Thanks for the late night read
- bartadamleyscouted2 months ago
Fun article detailing some of the basics as it relates to ways in which cryptocurrencies can be applied to what is a messy music industry.
Artists deserve more freedom in dictating the terms in which they get paid rather than letting the eroding mechanisms of the music industry maintain control.
- bartadamleycommented3 months ago
You can’t fix what you can’t measure.
Very interesting to come across this idea of Intellectual Legitimacy… especially considering that I wrote about “Crafted Legitimacy” this week in my newsletter. Here’s the definition for intellectual legitimacy.
An idea has intellectual legitimacy insofar as it is recognized by society as respectable and reasonable.
Whereas in my newsletter I defined “Crafted Legitimacy” as…
Crafted Legitimacy is building up credibility by putting in the work and striving to make the uncomfortable comfortable.
It leaves me curious as to what is the interplay between these two types of legitimacy. Is it that one has to craft their legitimacy on their own to than gain the “intellectual legitimacy”?
Is there an adequate way of measuring the intellectual legitimacy of an idea or person as the internet presently stands?
Tons of interesting questions from this piece. Here’s a link to my writing from this week :)
- bartadamleycommented3 months ago
Crazy stuff. Happy to see Louis was brave enough to tell his story… leaves one curious about how many other developers are out there with similar stories.
Also small world: as Louis was someone I met over the Center for Humane Tech forums. Same thing with Bill! I love this corner of the internet, as it is legitimately people looking to transform the ways in which we engage with technology… looking to enhance our lives rather than make our lives worse/more addictive.
Keep fighting the good fight Louis!
What will the internet equivalent of Martin Luther’s “95 theses” include.. this is the core of this provocative, yet historical article.
I find these ideas intriguing as clearly something very important is happening due to the expansion of decentralizing tech like the internet & blockchain tech. Will this renaissance transform the ways in which we organize as a society?
Will definitely read further into this authors writing!
This is a very resonant article, as I strive to become a full-time employee of 2-3 DAOs in the coming months.
Being paid in tokens (equity) for the communities in which I am involved with seems like a natural next step for the internet. And not to mention the chaotic nature of being involved in multiple Discord Servers, seeing where additional help is needed, to earn more tokens.
There are surely some ups as well as downs. But I remain a DAO optimist, and really believe getting involved with a DAO is the cutting-edge of digital organizations. Incentivizing early adopters is a great thing, especially for any newly formed communities, as it acts as a fire starter for community traction/desire to get more involved.
Renew your library cards. Get your first library card, and take advantage of the wonderful, magical resource that is the local library.
"If there was no such thing as a library, and someone proposed it today, there's a 99% chance they and their "radical and crazy idea" would be laughed out of the room."
Not everyone in the world is as fortunate as we are in the United States having access to some of the most wonderful libraries in the world.
Library lovers - this post will have you feeling quite nostalgic, as well as motivated to pop back into your local library.
"I would read books late into the night with my own little desk lamp, and when I woke up, I would pick up where I left off, and keep going until the world interrupted me in some way."
The magic of being half-awake reading that same paragraph over-and-over, only to realize that you were actually asleep the past half hour.... and yet, jump back in right where you left off. There is that special something that occurs when our imaginations are running around thanks in due part to an authors lucidity with their words, and fictional worlds as we pass between sleep, and being awake.
"What magical, intoxicating, mind-altering things books are - little packages of paper full of ordered squiggles, messages from one mind to another, sometimes across vast distances of time and space."
I often feel the nights in which I read before bed, are the nights in which I cannot tell which one is the dream. The reality in which I woke up in the next morning, or the fabricated dream world influenced by the last words I read.
Cheers to the love of libraries!
Really interesting article. That HODL (hold on for dear life) mentality really strikes different, and yet with the way the present financial system is set up: and the lack of upward mobility with a $60K job & increasing price for just about anything (transportation, housing, education) i wouldn’t be surprised if more & more young people adopt “meme” currencies.
Sure - I don’t think investing in a meme currency is the most ideal, as it’s utility May be in question…
However, it’ll be interesting to see if once $DOGE reaches a certain price threshold & it begins to receive more developer mindshare. To the point where something could actually be built out.
Nevertheless, Crypto is still in its Wild West phase, so I’m eager to see what will happen in the next 1,5,10 years. Regardless, it needs to be something EVERYONE starts to clue into. (look at Ethereum for a very innovative utility from a blockchain perspective).
Reading this for inspiration for the newsletter I'll be writing later today...
Bear in mind, I was a senior in college at the time. 0 books completed on my own in the past 7 years or so... one would think that being in college it would be the ideal time to delve deep into books. But that was not the case for me at the time.
Crazy to reflect on how far we've come. I wish the internet promoted more self-reflection such as this.
Read 20 minutes a day & your life will forever be changed.
Love Shazam, and really like that Apple Music is building this tool out for DJs. Creating a way for the curatorial process that is mixing for DJs to be paid, is crucial.
Now besides the larger acts or very resonant sets (Boiler Room), how can Apple make this tool more accessible to all DJs?
- bartadamleycommented4 months ago
This narrative perfectly captured by the author compares Facebook to AOL… in the way in which the internet seem to begin to feel boring.
Until the internet didn’t. With the growth of Web3/Cryptocurrencies we are on the cusp of an entirely new moment. Increasingly, I have found a way to navigate the web while still making more connections without FB.
This piece serves as a great reminder that we have had a boring internet before with AOL. FB is next, but I have a feeling the way in which we interact with Facebook will not be as dominant as it relates to our “online social life”…
Facebook will probably just end up being the first VR shopping mall, but just as with malls now… it will see it’s days wither.
Cheers to the unbundling of Facebook’s dominance!
Comical, yet strangely educational trip down the lingo of the crypto world.
I find myself in places more & more where this type of talk is spread about, so interesting to see it all in one space.
The one that got me was the Boomerverse: meaning “whatever Facebook is doing with NFTs.”
Prolific notetaking leads to prolific writing. Plain and simple.
Entertaining piece & makes me excited to take some notes today :)
Anything is possible in the future, so why not fill it with the people, the stories, the places and the events that you most want to see?
Selling a 1/1 edition of a song is now made possible by Catalog! This has fascinating implications…
The way we release it is as important as the music we release.
I really enjoyed the framing of DEM (Detroit Electronic Music) rather than EDM (Electronic Dance Music).
This has been such a fruitful and rather enjoyable experience choosing to go deeper on how the city of Detroit impacted the EDM industry writ large.
Talking about Detroit is one thing, but immersing yourself in its culture while speaking to both its artists and locals was an integral part in getting my head around The Final Frontier.
Stating my goal here of playing Movement in Downtown Detroit next year!
This piece was phenomenal in bringing together potential use cases for musicians and how to monetize in truly unique ways thanks to crypto...
Tons of food for thought as I weigh the options for how I can intersect the two things that I have immense interest in: music & crypto.
Exciting time to be releasing an album so soon on December 27th, 2021 :)
Here is the counter to Balaji’s case for Bitcoin.
Interesting series: media corporations take note! Having two sides view to an issue is actually quite the entertaining thing: surprise, surprise!
I think I’m still siding with Team Bitcoin, but will admit that the author makes some valid points… i haven’t yet considered.
Here’s the technological progressive viewpoint of Bitcoin.
I’ll post the counter-debate here: https://readup.com/read/common-sense-with-bari-weiss/the-case-against-bitcoin
Lots of interesting detail to digest from both!
An ode to the OG's of Detroit Techno. I love everything about this article.
It's really neat to dive back into time to understand more fundamentally the history of dance music in America... how crucial of a role the experimentation coming from the likes of the "Belleville Three" really had in shaping the genre.
The two pillars summing up the Motor City - - as the need for independence and hustle.. is further exemplified in the pride everyone has growing up in this area.
Favorite quote in this piece:
Instead of fearing the possibility of a 1984 or Brave New World, they attempted to avoid it by creating a harmony between themselves and their machines in the only way they knew how: through music.
Okay fine, I'll make some music today. What great motivation ;)